ED’s Carmel Martin to Answer ESEA Flexibility Questions via Twitter Chat

Carmel Martin, the U.S. Department of Education’s assistant secretary for planning, evaluation and policy development will host a Twitter chat on Wednesday, October 5, from 4-5 PM EDT to answer questions about the Obama Administration’s recent announcement that states can get relief from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The event will also be broadcast live on ED’s ustream channel.

The new flexibility supports local and state education reform across the country in exchange for serious state-led efforts to close achievement gaps, promote rigorous accountability, and ensure that all students are on track to graduate college- and career-ready. Click here for more information on ESEA Flexibility.

Beginning today, Twitter users can submit questions to Carmel using the hashtag #EDFlex.


  1. Still it sounds good somehow your government is supporting Teaching tolerance but in The Republic of Kosova where I teach the government do support very little the poor students and very little teachers……We teachers of Primary school and Secondary schools are facing with the very bad System of Education which does not give good results……because the system of Education is the former system of post communist regime or the update one is the worst:
    What happens here is just a mess on education:
    1.The Preschool System does work partly or very little.
    2.The child starts the first grade at seven years old
    3.Nine years lasts Primary school
    4.Four years lasts secondary schools
    This is a mess……The child has to become old – twenty years in order to finish the secondary school……..
    This is too much……..The students are very boring and the school is not very attractive for them….. To reform the system of education no one seems to work seriously in order to have less violence………
    Thanks for understanding
    Prof. B.S.Halilaj

  2. warning there are problems with this program
    not all kid are tested for progress
    kids with problems catching on are not tested, instead they are put in a problem group that is not required to be tested or counted

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